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Serpentin

Backed Bech

Marc Hoogendijk

A new bench for indoor use. As its name suggests, the Serpentin bench creates the impression of a swirling form. At first glance, the eye can see a sleek strip of wood winding around the bars of a wooden frame. A closer look reveals a seat and backrest crafted from a continuous band of birch, inviting onlookers to sit in comfort and enjoy the innovation and craftsmanship under-pinning the design. The bench’s shape is sure to inspire curiosity and spark conversation about its construction and form. The bench was created through a technique Marc Hoogendijk calls ‘technomimetics’. Reflecting on how the concept of biomimicry leads to products inspired by nature, Hoogendijk coined the term technomimetics to describe how manmade objects can spark new designs. Serpentin, for example, finds its inspiration from cardboard tubes.

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Serpentin

Backed Bech

Marc Hoogendijk

A new bench for indoor use. As its name suggests, the Serpentin bench creates the impression of a swirling form. At first glance, the eye can see a sleek strip of wood winding around the bars of a wooden frame. A closer look reveals a seat and backrest crafted from a continuous band of birch, inviting onlookers to sit in comfort and enjoy the innovation and craftsmanship under-pinning the design. The bench’s shape is sure to inspire curiosity and spark conversation about its construction and form. The bench was created through a technique Marc Hoogendijk calls ‘technomimetics’. Reflecting on how the concept of biomimicry leads to products inspired by nature, Hoogendijk coined the term technomimetics to describe how manmade objects can spark new designs. Serpentin, for example, finds its inspiration from cardboard tubes.

Serpentin bench creates the impression of a swirling form. At first glance, the eye can see a sleek strip of wood winding around the bars of a wooden frame.

The bench was created through a technique Marc Hoogendijk calls ‘technomimetics’. Reflecting on how the concept of biomimicry leads to products inspired by nature, Hoogendijk coined the term technomimetics to describe how manmade objects can spark new designs.

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Marc Hoogendijk

Marc’s work awakens curiosity by challenging the viewer's expectations. His process is characterized by a thorough research and development, where technology and design are woven together to create innovative, playful furniture. Marc’s method manifests in furniture which speaks to the user on both an aesthetic and intellectual level. His seemingly simple designs reveal a deeper thought process that pleasantly comes to light to those who engage with his objects.